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By Mona Shadia | October 12, 2009
The Newport Beach City Council is expected to vote unanimously at tonight’s regularly scheduled meeting in favor of an ordinance that would close a loophole on term limits. The ordinance, which passed the seven-member council unanimously Sept. 22, is coming up for a second reading. It closes a loophole created by a 1992 ordinance that left open the possibility of a council member resigning his or her seat before their four-year term had expired, but running again for two more terms.
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FEATURES
By DOLORES OTTING | January 8, 2006
Happy 2006! Hard to believe it is the year 2006; where has the time gone? What an incredible new year it was, watching the city's centennial float, Sailing Through A Century, gliding down Colorado Boulevard in the Rose Parade. We certainly are the lucky ones to be living in Newport Beach during the centennial.Big thanks to all the volunteers who that made it happen. What will be happening in Newport Beach in 2006? Do we dare to imagine? Do we dare to guess? Of course we do. Let's start with emergency preparedness.
NEWS
November 3, 2004
Jeff Benson One race for the City Council was competitive, another ended in a landslide and a third was over before Tuesday's votes were even cast. In the tightest race, incumbent John Heffernan led challenger Dolores Otting by about 10% for the District 7 seat, which includes Newport Coast. Councilman Steve Rosansky, who's served one year on the City Council since Gary Proctor resigned, gathered 53% of the vote at press time and was holding off John Buttolph and Catherine Emmons for the District 2 West Newport seat.
NEWS
October 16, 2000
Mathis Winkler NEWPORT BEACH -- When District 7 City Council candidate John Heffernan graduated from Stanford University in 1972, his father sat him down for some career talk. "Your brother's a farmer, the other a doctor and I'm a lawyer," Heffernan remembers being told. "If I'm gone, we need a lawyer in the family." Heffernan had planned to become an engineer or an architect. But when his father died two days later, he knew law school was his only option.
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By JOSEPH N. BELL | January 26, 2006
I had coffee with John Heffernan a few days after he announced he was leaving the Newport Beach City Council. I was curious about what was unspoken in his resignation, and where his five years of often difficult service to the city had left him. He talked easily and comfortably. No stunning exposures, but some thoughtful perceptions certainly worth pondering. His service might be encapsulated by one story he told me. His Newport Beach neighborhood is adjacent to a green belt and a nature walk, heavily populated by children.
NEWS
April 1, 2004
June Casagrande The city's first Greenlight councilman said he is distancing himself from the Greenlight Committee, taking a public stance against the group's lawsuit against the city as well as a flier it has been circulating around town. "I don't want to be painted with the same brush," said Councilman John Heffernan, who was elected as a Greenlight supporter with the slow-growth group's endorsement. "If [Phil] Arst and his Greenlight Committee want a more strident voice on the council than mine, well, the filing deadline for them to run a candidate for my seat is the first week in August."
FEATURES
January 15, 2006
John Heffernan is leaving the Newport Beach City Council the only way, seemingly, he could: His own. Heffernan, who was first elected to the council in 2000 as a Greenlight-backed candidate, announced last week that he is resigning his position, largely so he can spend more time with his family. Heffernan has spent the past five years as a maverick persona on the council -- but a maverick of the thoughtful, almost logical kind. When he alone asked questions, they were not merely for the sake of hearing himself speak; they were not ridiculous; they were not clueless.
NEWS
By By Alicia Robinson | January 26, 2006
The election has changed, but the names remain the same; two have applied for Newport Beach council vacancy; endorsements galore; Seymour Hersh is a hot ticket at the library. This year's elections may look familiar to voters in the 48th Congressional District, which includes Newport Beach -- they'll see at least three of the same candidates on the ballot as they did in late 2005. Libertarian Bruce Cohen and Democrat Steve Young already have filed papers to run against Republican Rep. John Campbell, who won the House seat in a December special election.
FEATURES
February 10, 2006
The Newport Beach City Council made a brilliant decision in selecting Keith Curry to fill John Heffernan's seat. Curry is a man of high integrity and deep wisdom in all that he does. His background in financial management and the proper stewardship of public assets will make a huge contribution to the already fine governance provided by our City Council. The public will soon recognize Curry's qualities as a servant leader. The city is quite fortunate that he stepped forward at this time to serve.
NEWS
October 6, 2000
Mathis Winkler NEWPORT BEACH -- The Riverboat Restaurant's paddle wheel didn't move an inch. But inside the ship's restaurant, the campaign for three seats on the City Council picked up steam with the underdogs in each district lashing out at their opponents. "The one issue that's going to differentiate [candidates] is the slow-growth measure," said Robert Shoonmaker, a candidate for District 5, in his closing statement. He referred to Measures S and T, two opposing ballot initiatives that address growth control in the city.
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